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Carol Kane



A professional actress since age 14, Ohio-born Carol Kane is best known for essaying a staggering variety of characterizations in her career. Most of her early film roles were fleeting but memorable, such as that of the hippie girlfriend of Art Garfunkel in Carnal Knowledge (1971), the "sailor's plaything" in The Last Detail (1973) and the terrified bank teller in Dog Day Afternoon (1973). Kane's first starring appearance was in Hester Street (1975), wherein she was Oscar-nominated for her portrayal of a Jewish newlywed in turn-of-the-century New York. From 1981 through 1983, Kane played Simka, the wife of immigrant mechanic Latka Gavras (Andy Kaufman) on the TV sitcom Taxi. Simka's country of origin was fictitious, but Kane and Kaufman managed between them to "create" a Slavic language peppered with ridiculous, non-sequitur terms of endearment. The actress won an Emmy for her work on Taxi. Other regular TV sitcom assignments for Kane have included 1986's All Is Forgiven and 1990's American Dreamer. Kane has excelled in bizarre character roles, notably the kvetching old peasant wife in The Princess Bride (1986), the abusive "Ghost of Christmas Present" in Scrooged (1988), and the toothless, witchlike Grandmama in the two Addams Family theatrical features. She remained an in-demand character actress appearing in a variety of movies and TV shows including Even Cowgirls Get the blues, Trees Lounge, Office Killer, and appearing as herself in the Andy Kaufman biopic Man on the Moon. She slowed down not a whit in the 21st century playing parts in My First Mister, Love in the Time of Money, The Pacifier, My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, and the 2012 indie Sleepwalk With Me.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
64% Ava's Possessions
  • Talia
2016
No Score Yet Addiction: A 60's Love Story
  • Cecilia
2015
50% Emoticon ;)
  • Hannah Song
2014
No Score Yet Clutter
  • Linda
2014
50% Thanks For Sharing
  • Roberta
2013
84% Sleepwalk With Me
  • Linda Pandamiglio
2012
No Score Yet Pete Smalls is Dead
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Valentino
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet My Girlfriend's Boyfriend
  • Barbara
2010
13% The Bounty Hunter
  • Dawn
2010
68% Guest of Cindy Sherman
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Key Man
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet The Year Without a Santa Claus
  • Mother Nature
2006
No Score Yet The Happy Elf
  • Gilda
2006
No Score Yet The Civilization of Maxwell Bright
  • Actor
2005
20% The Pacifier
  • Helga
2005
13% Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
  • Miss Baggoli
2004
No Score Yet Audrey's Rain
  • Missy Flanders
2003
No Score Yet Cosmopolitan
  • Actor
2003
18% Love in the Time of Money
  • Joey
2002
53% My First Mister
  • Sylvie
2002
No Score Yet Dad, the Angel and Me
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet The Shrink Is In
  • Dr. Louise Rosenberg
2001
63% Man on the Moon
  • herself
1999
No Score Yet First Snow of Winter
  • Actor
1999
20% Noah's Ark
  • Lot's Wife
1999
7% Jawbreaker
  • Miss Sherman
1999
75% The Tic Code
  • Miss Gimpole
1998
12% Office Killer
  • Dorine Douglas
1997
4% Gone Fishin'
  • Donna Waters
1997
81% Trees Lounge
  • Connie
1996
No Score Yet American Strays
  • Helen
1996
42% The Pallbearer
  • Tom's Mom
1996
13% Sunset Park
  • Mona
1996
0% Big Bully
  • Faith
1996
No Score Yet The Crazysitter
  • Treva
1995
No Score Yet Theodore Rex
  • Molly Rex
1995
No Score Yet Freaky Friday
  • Actor
1995
22% Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
  • Cowgirl Carla
1994
78% Addams Family Values
  • Granny
1993
No Score Yet When a Stranger Calls Back
  • Jill Johnson
1993
92% In the Soup
  • Barbara
1992
No Score Yet Baby on Board
  • Maria
1992
No Score Yet Ted & Venus
  • Colette
1991
71% My Blue Heaven
  • Shaldeen
1990
59% Joe Versus the Volcano
  • Hairdresser
1990
38% Flashback
  • Maggie
1990
14% The Lemon Sisters
  • Franki D'Angelo
1989
68% Scrooged
  • Christmas Present
1988
18% License to Drive
  • Mrs. Anderson
1988
No Score Yet Sticky Fingers
  • Kitty
1988
No Score Yet Rap Master Ronnie: A Report Card
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Paul Reiser: Out On a Whim
  • Actor
1988
97% The Princess Bride
  • Valerie
1987
30% Ishtar
  • Carol
1987
28% Jumpin' Jack Flash
  • Cynthia
1986
20% Transilvania Seis, Cinco Mil
  • Lupi
1985
No Score Yet Burning Rage
  • Mary Harwood
1984
No Score Yet Over the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Cheryl Goodman
1984
60% Racing With the Moon
  • Annie
1984
No Score Yet The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud
  • Martha Bernays
1984
No Score Yet Faerie Tale Theatre
  • Good Fairy
1983
No Score Yet Pandemonium
  • Candy
1982
No Score Yet Norman Loves Rose
  • Rose
1982
No Score Yet The Girls in Their Summer Dresses
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet American Short Story
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Les Jeux de la Comtesse Dolingen de Gratz (The Games of Countess Dolingen)
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet My Sister, My Love
  • Actor
1980
33% When a Stranger Calls
  • Jill Johnson
1979
87% The Muppet Movie
  • Myth
1979
No Score Yet My Sister, My Love
  • Cissy
1978
20% The World's Greatest Lover
  • Annie Hickman
1977
50% Valentino
  • Fatty Arbuckle's Girl
1977
99% Annie Hall
  • Allison
1977
57% Harry and Walter Go to New York
  • Florence
1976
95% Dog Day Afternoon
  • Jenny
1975
71% Hester Street
  • Gitl
1975
93% The Last Detail
  • Young Whore
1973
No Score Yet Wedding in White
  • Jeannie
1973
No Score Yet Desperate Characters
  • Young Girl
1971
89% Carnal Knowledge
  • Jennifer
1971
No Score Yet Real Story of Here Comes the Bride
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
82% Gotham
2014
  • Gertrude Kapelput Gertrud Kapelput Gertrud Gertrud Cobblepot
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Guest
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Shelly Judith Harper
No Score Yet Ugly Betty
2006-2010
  • Lena Korvinka
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
Monk
2002-2009
  • Actor
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
  • Mrs. Shaw
97% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
2015
  • Lillian
32% Crowded
2015
  • Actor
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Gwen Munch
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Corinne

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